Farm-to-Table Restaurants in Columbia

By:Devyn Whitmire


More and more restaurants are starting to value the goodness of fresh, local ingredients, and you should too. Columbia has a great selection of farm-to-table eats that do an incredible job of showing off homegrown South Carolina foods.

Columbia Motor Supply
Farm-to-table is famous at the Motor Supply Company in Columbia.

Motor Supply Co. Bistro

What it's known for: A must-eat in Columbia’s Congaree Vista, it’s named for the beautifully restored building’s original function – supplying motor parts to South Carolina and surrounding states. Guests will appreciate a warm, upscale dining experience featuring the freshest ingredients available that inspire dishes and cocktails from all over.

Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, eclectic

Address: 920 Gervais St., Columbia

Phone: 803.256.6687

Tombo Grille

What it's known for: A great choice for any occasion and a true favorite in the Forest Acres area of Columbia, Tombo Grille is all about using great ingredients to put creative twists on your favorite Southern classics. Like all farm-to-table restaurants, the menu is always changing to feature what’s in season, but the quality at Tombo never changes. Just make sure you save room for dessert. It’s worth it.

Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, eclectic, southern

Address: 4517 Forest Drive, Columbia

Phone: 803.782.9665

Columbia Terra
Terra has some of the best farm-to-table fare in Columbia.


What it's known for: With great appreciation for local farmers’ efforts to produce excellent ingredients, Terra designs each dish with simplicity and authenticity in mind to highlight the natural goodness of the food. And the whole “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” mentality seems to be working well. You get great views of the Columbia skyline from the dining room and patio, and if you happen to be in town on a Wednesday, come early for the Pizza and Pinot special.

Style: Farm-to-table, dinner, Distinguished Restaurant of North America

Address: 100 State St., West Columbia

Phone: 803.791.3443

Yesterdays Columbia
Columbia finds it farm-to-table fare at Yesterdays Restaurant and Tavern.

Yesterdays Restaurant and Tavern

What it's known for: Yesterdays’ menu features dishes and flavors inspired by regions from all over the country and beyond. But what sets it apart from others is the use of farm-fresh ingredients that they locally source to enhance the flavors of their food. You know that you are getting exceptional food, but in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.

Style: Tavern, relaxed, family-friendly, brunch, lunch, dinner, farm-to-table

Address: 2030 Devine St., Columbia

Phone: 803.779.0196


What it's known for: Cola’s uses farm-fresh ingredients as often as possible to create their ethnically inspired meals. Whether you’re craving steak, seafood, pork or poultry – they’ve got something on the menu you’ll love. The whole crispy flounder is a perennial favorite. If the weather is nice, request a table in the open garages to have a view of the SC State House as a backdrop to your dinner.

Style: Farm-to-table, dinner

Address: 1215 Assembly St., Columbia

Phone: 803.451.0051

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